May
28-29
2018
Lia Mills

Lia Mills

Award-winning Irish writer

Lia  writes novels, short stories and literary non-fiction and teaches creative writing. She has also worked on several public art commissions and as an arts consultant. Her first novel, Another Alice, was nominated for the Irish Times Irish Fiction prize. Her second novel, Nothing Simple, was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year at the inaugural Irish Book Awards. Her most recent novel, Fallen, was the Dublin/Belfast: Two Cities One Book selection for 2016. In Your Face, a memoir of her diagnosis of and treatment for oral cancer, was named as a favourite book of 2007 by several commentators. With Dr Denise MacCarthy she co-edited Word of Mouth: Coping with and Surviving Mouth, Head and Neck Cancers. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Laws by Trinity College, Dublin in recognition for her work with Mouth Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Ireland.

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